Famous American Leaders

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Famous American Leaders

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George Washington (1732-1799), the first president of the United States (1789-1797) and commander in chief of the Continental Army.

Thomas Jefferson (1743- 1826), one of early proponents of a constitutional republic in world history and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.


Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale, 1805.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790), an American polymath, printer, inventor, statesman, one of the most prominent scientists in the world of the Enlightenment and one of the Founding Fathers.


Benjamin Franklin by French painter Jean Baptiste Greuze.

James Monroe (1758 - 1831)

Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865), beloved American hero, he led his country through its greatest crisis, the American Civil War, abolished slavery and built a Republican Party.


Zachary Taylor (1784 - 1850), president of the United States of America and successful military.

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Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910), founder of Christian Science.

Photo portrait of Mary Baker Eddy, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931), was the greatest inventor in history,

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Edison and his phonograph.

Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915), educator and a champion of self-help, he tried to lead black America up from slavery.

Photo portrait of Booker T. Washington early in his career.

Frank Lloyd Wright (1887-1959), America’s most significant architect.

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Douglas MacArthur (1880 - 1964)

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 – 1945)

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 – 1969), won a war and two elections.

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Martin Luther King (1929 - 1968) was by far the most important black leader of the 1960s.; We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.


Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004), recognized as one of the greatest American Presidents and the main inspiration for the conservative movement from the 1970s to the present.

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Ronald Reagan by Everett Raymond Kinstler, 1991.

Marion Barry (1936- ), the first prominent civil-rights activist to become chief executive of a major American city.

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Steve Jobs (1955-2011), recognized as the “best-performing CEO in the world".

Steve Jobs while introducing the iPad in San Francisco on 27th January 2010.

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